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Re: Livadia, Palace of Nicholas II
« Reply #60 on: June 13, 2006, 08:16:30 PM »
Several of the people who accompanied President Roosevelt--his son among them--left memoirs and mentioned, but only briefly, that they had been aware they were staying at the home of the former tsar.

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Re: Livadia, Palace of Nicholas II
« Reply #61 on: August 25, 2006, 02:17:07 PM »
The Italian Courtyard of the Livadia Palace. Not a postcard but a live-photo :)



One of the women is Anna Vyrubova I think.

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Re: Livadia, Palace of Nicholas II
« Reply #62 on: September 06, 2006, 12:03:35 PM »
More photos of the Livadia Palace interiors.

One more photo of the classroom of the Grand Duchesses


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Re: Livadia, Palace of Nicholas II
« Reply #63 on: September 06, 2006, 12:05:34 PM »
Study of the Empress


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Re: Livadia, Palace of Nicholas II
« Reply #64 on: September 06, 2006, 12:06:41 PM »
Boudoir of the Empress


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Re: Livadia, Palace of Nicholas II
« Reply #65 on: September 06, 2006, 12:08:17 PM »
And the bedroom of Tsarevich Alexey.



I wonder what is a net at the right ? Is it a bed or something for play? ???

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Re: Livadia, Palace of Nicholas II
« Reply #66 on: September 07, 2006, 09:34:09 AM »
Sveta, you've made my day!  :D

Here are a few more interiors.
Banquet Hall:


Chapel:


Alexandra's Library (or so it was labeled in Court of the Last Tsar -- but if it's a library, where are the books?):




And this one was labeled by Lanie as Aleksei's bedroom at Livadia, but it doesn't seem to match the photo Sveta posted -- any ideas?


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Re: Livadia, Palace of Nicholas II
« Reply #67 on: September 07, 2006, 11:56:10 PM »



And this one was labeled by Lanie as Aleksei's bedroom at Livadia, but it doesn't seem to match the photo Sveta posted -- any ideas?




No idea. I've seen only that picture (I posted). :-\

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Re: Livadia, Palace of Nicholas II
« Reply #68 on: September 22, 2006, 01:43:33 PM »
And the bedroom of Tsarevich Alexey.

I wonder what is a net at the right ? Is it a bed or something for play? ???

Svetabel,
Do you think the net might have been used to keep Alexei from falling out of bed or somehow hurting himself in some way?  I remember pictures of straw that were under swings, or hammocks to cushion any falls.  The net may have served a similar purpose.  This is just a guess on my part, but it was my immediate thought when I saw the picture.

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Re: Livadia, Palace of Nicholas II
« Reply #69 on: September 22, 2006, 02:19:36 PM »
And the bedroom of Tsarevich Alexey.

I wonder what is a net at the right ? Is it a bed or something for play? ???

Svetabel,
The net may have served a similar purpose.  This is just a guess on my part, but it was my immediate thought when I saw the picture.

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Same with me :), I also thought about such thing.

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Re: Livadia, Palace of Nicholas II
« Reply #70 on: September 22, 2006, 05:53:14 PM »
And the bedroom of Tsarevich Alexey.

I wonder what is a net at the right ? Is it a bed or something for play? ???

Svetabel,
Do you think the net might have been used to keep Alexei from falling out of bed or somehow hurting himself in some way?  I remember pictures of straw that were under swings, or hammocks to cushion any falls.  The net may have served a similar purpose.  This is just a guess on my part, but it was my immediate thought when I saw the picture.

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That net reminds me of the mesh on the cribs that are visible in the photos of the children's rooms at the AP. Those photos were taken in the 1920's or 30's, when the upper floor of the palace was used as a children's home. I wonder if these are something similar? Were these photos of the White Palace taken after the IF's death?

The structure underneath the net does look very much like the imperial children's camp beds, but I know there was no such net on Aleksei's camp bed at Stavka, for example. I'll try to remember to post a photo from Aleksei & Nicholas's bedroom at headquarters when I get home tonight.
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Re: Livadia, Palace of Nicholas II
« Reply #71 on: September 22, 2006, 09:17:56 PM »
Nicholas & Aleksei's bedroom at Stavka:
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Re: Livadia, Palace of Nicholas II
« Reply #72 on: September 22, 2006, 09:57:59 PM »
And the bedroom of Tsarevich Alexey.

I wonder what is a net at the right ? Is it a bed or something for play? ???

Svetabel,
Do you think the net might have been used to keep Alexei from falling out of bed or somehow hurting himself in some way?  I remember pictures of straw that were under swings, or hammocks to cushion any falls.  The net may have served a similar purpose.  This is just a guess on my part, but it was my immediate thought when I saw the picture.

BobG
That net reminds me of the mesh on the cribs that are visible in the photos of the children's rooms at the AP. Those photos were taken in the 1920's or 30's, when the upper floor of the palace was used as a children's home. I wonder if these are something similar? Were these photos of the White Palace taken after the IF's death?

The structure underneath the net does look very much like the imperial children's camp beds, but I know there was no such net on Aleksei's camp bed at Stavka, for example. I'll try to remember to post a photo from Aleksei & Nicholas's bedroom at headquarters when I get home tonight.





That's not mesh on the cribs--it's the sides of the crib. It has walls like a playpen, see through. I doubt that that mesh covering would have always been there--when was the photo taken?

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Re: Livadia, Palace of Nicholas II
« Reply #73 on: September 22, 2006, 10:10:29 PM »
That's not mesh on the cribs--it's the sides of the crib. It has walls like a playpen, see through.
That's exactly what I meant...
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Re: Livadia, Palace of Nicholas II
« Reply #74 on: September 23, 2006, 02:13:42 PM »
Sorry Sarushka,

Nicholas and Aleksey Share a Bedroom at Stavka. If you look carefullly, the bed in the back is a small bed.

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